Inspire Me Friday {Chalkboard Inspired}

Hello, everyone!  So good to be back with you on Fridays here!  More inspiration using the ‘Mom and Dad’ set today.  My first card with this set was 100% feminine, so I thought I would try a masculine card for today’s post, and thought it might be fun to try the ‘chalkboard technique’ with some of the sentiments…

I did some heat embossing with white powder on black card stock with a few of the sentiments.  Then I added the little dotted line element in white ink to break the sentiments up.  Finished it off with a few white pencil strokes and smudging with more white ink.  I framed my little chalkboard with a Basic Grey chipboard frame, which I personalized using some more white embossing and the word ‘DAD’.  (The space between the words on that sentiment, ‘MOM & DAD’, made it easy to ink up only the part I needed.)  I gave it a background of papers from the same collection as the frame (Fact & Fiction), and trimmed it out with a strip of burlap and a plain button…

I liked the texture and weight the burlap added to the bottom of the card while still keeping a masculine feel.  And I think that covers it!

Fun little set to play with, this is!  And versatile, too!!  Already looking forward to next Friday;)  Until then, I’ll be soaking up the inspiration from the rest of the designers, so stay tuned along with me!!



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  1. Wow Geri! Cards for guys can be so difficult to design, but you’ve made it look easy. I love this card! I’ve tried the chalkboard technique once, so far. Still not sure if I like my card. I think I need some practice. 🙂
    Anyway, this is a wonderfully sweet, yet masculine card!

  2. Super job! Love the different elements on this card. Especially the burlap strip. Definitely masculine.

  3. I always love the texture that Geri brings to the table, what a great card and I love the kind of elongated polaroid with the chalkboard center!

  4. How FUN Geri and delightfully masculine! Great job with the chalkboard technique. Your burlap and wooden hearts are the perfect manly touches!

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